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AICPA John L. Carey Scholarship Award

Offered by Association of International Certified Professional Accountants

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Feb 26, 2024
8 awards worth


Grade level

Graduate Students

Application deadline:

March 15, 2024

Scholarship Overview

Are you a liberal arts or non-business degree holder who plans to obtain a degree in accounting? If so, consider applying for the AICPA John L. Carey Scholarship Award! The AICPA John L. Carey Scholarship Award is open to liberal arts or other non-business degree holders who will be pursuing a degree in accounting or another business field for this upcoming school year. Applicants must also be AICPA members and be planning on pursuing CPA licensure.

The scholarship is offered by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the national professional organization of Certified Public Accountants in the United States. They established the John L. Carey Scholarship Award in order to honor John Carey, former vice president of the AICPA who dedicated his entire career to serving the accounting profession and made it a priority to encourage outstanding students to become CPAs. Each year, the scholarship awards $5,000 to help eight (8) lucky recipients pursue their accounting degrees and careers. If you’re passionate about obtaining a degree in accounting and CPA licensure, we encourage you to apply!

Eligibility information

In order to be eligible for this scholarship, you must be a liberal arts or non-business degree holder pursuing both a graduate degree in accounting and CPA licensure. Applicants must also be AICPA members and meet the below eligibility requirements.

Grade Level

Graduate Students


US Citizens, Permanent Residents

Academic Interest

Business, Accounting

Application information

To apply for this scholarship, students must submit an online application in addition to the below application materials.


Resume or CV

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Scholarship FAQ

Is this scholarship open to international students?

No, this scholarship is only open to US Citizens and Permanent Residents.

Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Association of International Certified Professional Accountants at [email protected].

Is this scholarship renewable?

No, the AICPA John L. Carey Scholarship Award is not renewable.

Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

For help writing the essay component of this scholarship application, check out our guides How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay and How to Start a Scholarship Essay (With Examples).

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